AIA engages the interests and deepens the knowledge of its diverse members through curated membership organizations. The groups deliver tailored online tools, access to forums and other significant resources. They elevate your practice field and help advocate for architecture. Find your group and expand the value of your AIA membership.
Center for Civic Leadership
The Center for Civic Leadership encourages architects to develop the skills necessary to become community leaders and advocates for the successful practice of architecture. The group also advances leadership as a core value for the AIA. Involvement in civic organizations gives architects an important voice in promoting tomorrow's livable, healthy, sustainable and quality-designed environments.
College of Fellows
The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.
International Practice Committee
The International Practice Committee promotes excellence in the practice of architecture across the globe. It is a resource for information about international markets, practice and design and it fosters relationships with architects abroad. International policy and trade experts advise AIA to help members navigate issues that arise in international practices.
National Associates Committee
The National Associates Committee is dedicated to representing and advocating for AIA’s associate members in AIA’s national, regional, state and local chapters. Associate members automatically become part of the AIA KnowledgeNet community.
The Resilience Network is a forum for knowledge sharing and networking on topics related to hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and community resilience.
Risk Management Committee
The Risk Management Committee actively monitors risk management developments in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on issues impacting design professionals. In coordination with AIA national staff, the committee develops educational materials and other resources to help members better control and manage the risks associated with the practice of architecture.
Small Firm Exchange
The Small Firm Exchange seeks to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The group advocates for them within the AIA and outside organizations, promotes leadership development and supports chapter roundtables and other small firm networks.
Young Architects Forum
The Young Architects Forum addresses issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects, providing resources on leadership, mentorship and fellowship useful to those launching their careers.